"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
It takes all of us, each with our various crafts and ways of loving, to call a new world into being.
Somatic counselling and bodywork are my offerings toward social change. I work with those of us who are impacted by trauma and oppression, and those of us who dream of new possibilities, for the sake of our individual and collective healing, aliveness, and power.
I have been learning from leaders in politicized healing, generative somatics, since 2010. I began intensively training in generative somatics' trauma theory, bodywork, and counselling in 2012. I am currently an assistant teacher with generative somatics, and continue to train with their teacher training program, which brings together politicized healers and movement organizers from across the United States and Canada.
I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011, where my clinical counselling focus was working with queer and trans folks, while co-leading a student effort to improve the school's racial equity practices. I am a Registered Social Worker.
I volunteered with the Catherine White Holman Wellness Center from 2015-2017, a free clinic that set both precedent and standards for trans and gender diverse health care in BC.
I was mentored by thought-leaders in the disability justice movement, including Patty Berne and Aurora Levins Morales, during an artist-in-residence with Sins Invalid, a performance project on disability and sexuality, in 2010/2011. I continue to write and practice from a disability-justice perspective.
I ride a bicycle, read often, swim in the ocean in the summer, and write poetry.